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Sep 29, 2010 11:00pm PDT
she comes to this chase bank to use the atm but won't anymore. >> on august 22, the robber walked up behind a woman and put his arm around her neck. he didn't have a knife but he brought her to the ground. >> this is a nice area with a plaza and everything. you shouldn't have to worry, but people shouldn't be getting money that late at night, anyway. >> that's why when she goes to the atm, craig bunch goes with her. >> you don't go alone, especially if you're getting money out. >> and we've noticed quite a number of people using this atm in the past 20 minutes. most are coming with one other person. if you have any other information regarding this case, please call san jose police. we're live in san jose tonight, bay area news. >>> san francisco working on a bill that would require every dna in every rape kit be tested. some dna has been sitting in crime labs for months, even years, leaving victims with little justice. >> reporter: supervisor katie aleola says the law will be ready for review in two weeks. she says it would require the timely testing of dna samples in every rape case
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Sep 16, 2010 6:00am PDT
>>> thanks for joining us. >> time to get to the forecast with rob. >> looks good this morning with low clouds to start the day. 50s across the board and lunchtime with 70s. a nice day around san jose. 80 degrees and 72 in oakland and 65 with patchy low clouds around san francisco. >> today will be especially difficult for fire victims and loved ones in san bruno. exactly week ago, the neighborhood erupted in flame. the heart breaking process of saying final goodbyes of those who did not survive begins. services will be held for 13-year-old je nessa greg and her mother, jacquelyn in san francisco where je nessa just started eighth grade. a separate vigil is planned for 20-year-old jessica morales. her boyfriend, joseph is going through skin grafts and he is at st. francis hospital in san francisco. doctors hope to update his condition as well as three other burn victims at 11:00 this morning. a difficult day for a lot of people. as people try to piece their lives back together, police say scammers are trying to profit. bob redell is live and it's only been a week since the expl
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Sep 16, 2010 5:00am PDT
and weather, thursday, september 16th on today in the bay. . >>> thanks for joining us. >> it is straight up 5:00. we want to get you going with a look at the forecast. >> we are off to a nice start with patchy fog that could slow the commute around the peninsula in san francisco. temperatures heading to the afternoon with 70s and 80s inland. low clouds around 4:00 and now let's check in with mike. >> a little slowing on 680 northbound. reports of a deer or another large animal that has to be clear friday the lanes. stay over to the left. chp will roll the traffic break. if it's a quick fix, we will let you know if they have to close lanes. we know about surface streets. ash bury drive regarding an investigation of a shooting involving a police officer. that will be closed, but the access to the freeway is clear. no major slowing, but a blip out of antioch. we will watch for any other slowing that develops. back to the desk. >> profit for example people's pain. believe it or not, scammers are pretending to be victims and taking free food and aid from the people who really need it. bob redell,
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Sep 28, 2010 5:00am PDT
on today in the bay. >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia cannon. >> i'm brent cannon. traffic and weather to get you start and another hot day. >> we were hoping to cool it down, but it's not going to happen. here's 12:00. a lot of us already in the 90s. 96 in fairfield and 96 in livermore and 93 degrees in santa rosa. along the area beaches, a bit of a cool down, but otherwise another very hot day as forecasted. broke a lot of records and might see breaks in the traffic, right? >> we are talking about the traffic for the north bay. it was just the on ramp to eastbound 80 and almost out in davis. golden gate bridge into the area with a nice flow with the headlights. no problems so far, the bay bridge with big back ups. we are encould you remembering mass transit because it is a spare the air day. >> runners and picnickers won't be able to use allen rock park at least for today. it will be closed because of the hot weather and potential conditions for a fire. >>> state lawmakers and the governor will pick up budget negotiations again today. democratic lawmakers
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Sep 20, 2010 6:00am PDT
morning to you. the idea is that you can pay up if you want to get there faster. solo drivers can use the express lane and this is for carpoolers. now if you are a solo driver and you are tired of sitting in traffic, maybe a little bit late, you can decide whether the cost is worth it to you. this runs on southbound 680 from pleasanton to milpitas. there three entry points and we will tell you the price. from 30 cents to $6. you pay using your fast track tran responder. this is new for the area and a spokesman said he knows there will be a learning curve. >> this is new for northern california. it will take time for people to understand how it works. during that process, people get it fast. mostly it's the same people driving. they will learn it and it's a great thing for bay area commuters. >> the chp is ready with extra enforcement as well. solo drivers would get ticketed if they are in the carpool lane. they are using their own tran responder reader to make sure that the solo droifrs are legitimately in the lane. if not, if you are caught doing it, the usual rules apply and the tic
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Sep 24, 2010 5:00am PDT
today in the bay. >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm in for laura. >> time now is straight up 5:00. we want to get started with jennifer hill in for rob. take a look at the heat coming for real. >> it's going to be very hot this weekend. when you walk out the door, you can't imagine it will be that hot. temperatures in the 40s and 50s at 8:00 a.m. it will be in the 50s by noon. the east bay hitting the 80s and the mid 70s. at 4:00, 90s being felt in livermore and concord and 78 degrees. 85 in redwood city. i will have a look at the hot weekend forecast. >> excellent. just in time for the fall the heat comes in. just in time for the friday. a sigalert starting after 3:30. overturned big rig at the columbus parkway from westbound 80. the direction coming through fairfield and slowing. distractions and all lanes are open, but the columbus exit and off and getting over towards highway 37 and redwood parkway through the streets of vallejo. 6:00 for the earliest clear up. we will follow this as the commute builds. back to you. >> new this morning in just a few hours, a federal ju
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Sep 15, 2010 6:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: he decided to keep those items away from us. why give up that privacy when that's one of the only things you have, when everything else has been taken away. >> this starts the healing process actually seeing it, though, now. my car is destroyed. >> reporter: how does it help in the healing process? >> well, it's there. it tells you that this is it. this is what you have. this is what happened. like i said for the people who lost lives, those are the people i -- my heart just bleeds for them. to go in there and see you lost material items, it's one thing, but to know that family members were lost, you can't place any kind of remorse in the scale that they might be feeling right now. >> reporter: the pellegrinis and other people who live within the blast zones will be allowed one more visit before a hazmat crew cleans up the area. then it will be time to rebuild. >> it's reality now, you know. >> reporter: in san bruno, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >>> nearly a week after the explosion and fire that leveled much of the neighborhood, the governor arrived to see the damage firsthand
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Sep 26, 2010 7:00am PDT
cocktail the state has used in the last 12 excuses. brown's attorney says they will ask a marin county superior court judge tomorrow to block the execution. they're also considering an appeal to the ninth u.s. circuit court of appeals. brown is convicted of murdering and raping a 15-year-old riverside county girl in 1980. >>> in a related development across the country, condemned inmates could get an unexpected reprieve from their death sentences to shortages of one of the three drugs used in the lethal injections. the governor of kentucky has been asked to sign death warrants for three inmates but the state can only set one execution date because the department of corrections has only one dose of sodium thiopental left. the only u.s. manufacturer of the drug says the active ingredient is back ordered. ohio and washington is are also facing delays. >>> san francisco is the latest spot to consider banning fast food restaurants from handing out free toys with kids meals. tomorrow the board of supervisors considers a plan that would not ban toys in kids outright but make it illegal for th
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Sep 29, 2010 5:00pm PDT
supplied us with copies of documents they received when they hired her in 2000. included is an employment application for the question, can you legally accept employment, the yes box was checked. >> we hired nikki through an employment agency and had relied on them obviously to verify that she was legal to work here. >> reporter: san yoen's attorney claims they received a letter from the social security administration in 2003 alerting them of the potential problem. she says there was a policy of don't ask, don't tell. for the nine years she worked for the whitmans. >> instead, nikki, the employee was told to quote, check on this, end quote. the employer, however, never asked her about this again. she alleges that she saw these letters after they were thrown in the trash. >> whitman maintain she was not aware of her san yoen's immigration status and when she was aware, she had no choice but to terminate her. allred plans to present evidence that proves whitman knew san yoen what's in fact an immigrant. >>> after being mauled by two dogs in a san jose neighborhood, police say a german sheph
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Sep 30, 2010 5:00am PDT
. san francisco could start changes driver who is use traffic beings. the purpose of the fee is to make up money spent by the fire department to handle the clean up of the accident. other cities in the country have the so-called first responder's fee. san francisco would be the first major california city to impose it. >>> a burger battle in the east bay. people want an in and out to stay out. a new in and out restaurant is proposed on north main street in pleasant hill. people in walnut creek said it will bring traffic and rowdy krouts. the times reports in and out burger is offering to an have a consultant do a traffic study, but the commissioners say the city needs to plan to stop cars from cutting through the neighborhood. >> are police are investigating three attacks in the south bay. the latest on take happened around noon on the 1600 block of monterey road. the thieves got away with the undisclosed amount of cash and none of the employees were hurt. no patients were inside when it happened. police are trying to locate security cameras that may have possibly captured those suspect
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Sep 7, 2010 6:00pm PDT
by his wife's death. >>> another silicon valley soap opera unfolding right before us, and this time the star of it is mark hurd. "nbc bay areas's" business reporter scott budman first here and on the web has this for us. boy, has the oracle turned scott. >> reporter: it was a surprise when so quickly after hurd left hp former ceo mark hurd was hired on as president of oracle. now thanks it a lawsuit filed against hurd by hp the job may not be his, at least not right away, and it seems the two companies will not be so close from here on out. hp claims that hurd knows too much about hp's inner workings to go to work for a competitor like oracle. although the two companies have worked closely for more than two decades, recent purchases have made them competitors and it's common for executives like hurd to sign confidentiality agreements, especially when collecting by severance payments. as for the stock market, well, it seemed to like oracle's take. oracle shares up about 6% today in the midst of all this hp fell slightly. overall, banking concerns cutting the recent rally off at four
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Sep 18, 2010 7:00am PDT
of us, but by later this afternoon it is closer to mendocino county. it is an overnight event for the north end of the bay. tomorrow it gets closer to oakland and through redwood city. san jose, los gatos, those places south probably are not getting anything but mist and drizzle during the morning hoursle. a quarter inch from san francisco north. a half inch to an inch up through santa rosa and ukiah. it will still be a little muggy today with 70s and 80s for highs. i'll go over the seven-day in a bit. >>> thank you very much. election day is turning yet to another violent day in afghanistan. the polls have just closed but not before five separate rocket attacks were launched in kabul as people attempted to vote in the country's parliamentary election. rockets struck other major cities throughout the country as well. several people were killed by these attacks. the violence forced some centers to close. more than 2500 candidates are fighting for 249 seats in parliament. >>> here at home nine days after a san bruno neighborhood was leveled by a gas pipeline explosion we still k
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Sep 25, 2010 6:00pm PDT
this is evening, kimberly terry shows us how people are handling it in the city. craig herrera has a look at our forecast. craig, we'll start with you, i guess we broke some records today. and the big question is, how long as you sit in your chair will this all last? >> it's a rough life, raj. we broke a couple records today. we hit 96 and the official readings will come out later this afternoon, i imagine we'll have at least two more. it willast a few more days before we'll start to cooldown. tomorrow, tonight we'll be sitting with 70s and # 0s in the warmer spots. overnight, we drop into the 50s and 60s. not much in the way of 40s, no fog. tomorrow still a beautiful evening. tomorrow morning, 8:00 a.m., probably the best time to get your bike ride in or run, by noon, we're already in the 80s and 90s. and by 4:00, we have plenty of 80s and 90s again. the only place you're going to see some cooling is right along the coast.as monday will be the hottest day, by 4:00 p.m., many inland valleys will be closer to 100 degrees. so raj, i imagine we'll see a few more records fall, and we do have more of
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Sep 26, 2010 11:00pm PDT
either. meteorologist craig herrera is here with a look for us. >> tomorrow we have the hottest day in store for us. right now there is plenty of heat out there. we're still dealing with 60s and 70s, especially across the south end of the bay. today we reached lots of 90s. notice the clough cover. it is all headed toward canada. nothing over the western half of the u.s. in fact, we're going to see a lot of that red on the map tomorrow as the temperatures come back up. also, it is the thi spare the air day tomorrow. the orange you see for the santa clara valley that is where the air quality will be considered. unhealthful for sensitive t groups. those with respiratory preposterous problems are asked to take it easy tomorrow. more on the seven-day forecast and we'll pinpoint just how hot it's going to get in those communities. >> thanks, craig. we'll check back in 14 minutes with the full forecast. >>> man who is scheduled to be executed in two days made a last-minute appeal today to save his life. albert greenwood brown's fate is now in the hands of the federal appeals court. he is
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Sep 20, 2010 4:30am PDT
towards the grade. we are following something you have for us new this morning. >> solo drivers new this morning on 680. we will have the option of hopping into the carpool lane if they are willing to pay for the privilege. headed southbound for about 14 miles between pleasant ton 1k3 milpitas. kristi smith with how this new change and new lane will change your commute. >> good morning. this will definitely move your commute along. you want to get ready and if you want to use it, you have to pay up. estimates are from 30 cents to $6. the lanes are operating at about 5:00 this morning. in about 30 minutes. this is the first of its kind. it has been functioning in southern california for quite a while and other parts of the country. the existing carpool lane is converted with new stripes that detail specific entry and exit points. you pay with your fast track tag and this is electronic. there no toll booths or a need to slow down. the average toll is expected to be about $4 to $6. the price would tell you how much it would be to mission street or all the way down. regular koor poolers
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Sep 29, 2010 6:00pm PDT
is the way for us to make a living in california. that is so true. can you imagine if none of us were able to have any child care, how that would impact california, their jobs, our jobs what we are doing? it would be big loss. >> reporter: parents are praying lawmakers act soon so their kids can keep going to class and they can keep working. >> pass the budget, do it now, think of us. >> reporter: many bay area preschools have taken out loans to stay afloat but with the state budget now three months overdue, they simply can't hang on much longer. live in oakland, i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, jodi. >>> budget delay drags on. governor schwarzenegger and top lawmakers did not hold any budget talks for a second straight day. pechbs reform remains a key issue in the stalemate it has been 91 days since the state blew past what could cynically be referred to as a budget deadline and a week since leaders announce old on a framework for the budget. >>> gubernatorial candidate meg whitman on damage control tonight. she suddenly find herself fighting allegations she had an und
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Sep 20, 2010 7:00am PDT
or did he steal the idea from his harvard classmates. they settled for $65 million, now they'll tell us while they think they deserve more. now they'll tell us while they think they deserve more. monday, july 20, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a monday morning, i'm matt lauer. >> officials in bermuda are saying that they are still trying to assess the damage from hurricane igor. >> hurricane force winds and driving rain has led to extensive power outages. >> it looks pretty this morning. >>> also ahead, former president jimmy carter is in the house and we'll be speaking to him about a number of topics including the rise of the tea party, those two american hikers still being detained in iran and what he seeses a his own place in history. >>> on a different note, there are new problems for lindsay lohan. could the troubled actress be sent back to jail after she admitted that she failed a court ordered drug test. we'll have the latest on that story as well. >>> let's given with the damage caused by hurricane igor i
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Sep 23, 2010 7:00am PDT
. natalie morales will join us for a live report. >>> what's it like to be a member of a polygamist family? one man and his four wives are here in the studio to talk about it in a live interview. >> let us begin with a check of the top stories. >> thank you so much. good morning. >>> in the news this morning, president obama challenging world leaders to support a peace deal and if they do, he says, it may lead to a new member of the u.n. an independent state of palestine living in peace with israel by this time next year. on wednesday the president said the u.s. will continue to help developing countries but instead of buying short-term solutions, he said, the focus will be more on diplomacy and investment to help nations prosper. >>> nato confirms the taliban commander has been captured in southern afghanistan. the commander helped supply militants in the area with money for weapons. >>> in iowa egg producer testified before congress on wednesday apologized for salmonella outbreak that sickened 1600 people and led to a massive egg recall. a second egg producer took the fifth amendment. >>
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Sep 28, 2010 6:00am PDT
out the execution before their drugs expire and they may no longer legally use them. >> the 56-year-old brown was convicted of raping and killing a 15-year-old girl in riverside in 1980. if brown's execution is delayed past friday, the state may have to wait until next year when the drug manufacturer said more of the drug will become available. of course today more legal action is expected with appeals in both state and federal court. reporting live at san quentin, christie smith, today in the bay. >> a correction on that. it's not wednesday at 12:01, but thursday at 9:00 p.m., correct? >> that's exact low right. >> thank you very much. >>> two american soldiers have been killed in iraq and one from stock. scott is following the developing stories on this and it looks like like they may have died in a shocking way. >> it's sad, but in this case particularly sad. the pentagon said it was murder at the hands of an american serviceman. the specialist was 20 and another man from connecticut was shot and killed. we are seeing video there of the soldier who was kill friday stockton. the f
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Sep 19, 2010 7:00am PDT
to be a car pooler to use it. where it is and how much you'll have to pay just ahead. >>> from nbc bay area, reporting what matters to you, this is "today in the bay." >>> good morning, everyone. 7:00, sunday morning is the time. hope you're having a great weekend and thank you very much for making us part of it. i'm garvin thomas alongside craig herrera. >> good morning. >> i saw a little sunshine. >> south bay sunshine. >> south bay and east bay. >> going to get a little. not a complete washout. some has come through san francisco into the north end of the bay. 50s and 60s about everywhere. what we'll get will be a little rain, 58 in san francisco, 56 in livermore. here is the radar and the front, one of them is coming through right now. a lot of rain from sacramento up through checo and up into the high sierra. behind it there's unsettled air coming in. this is within the past hour. you got a couple rain drops in san francisco, parts of ma rin county into napa, solano and east side of the bay. your daily planner for today. scattered showers for the north end of the bay, by 8:00. noon, we
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Sep 27, 2010 4:30am PDT
. albert brown's attorneys filed the appeal after the u.s. district judge, jeremy fogle of san jose cleared the way for the execution. in 2006, the same judge ordered prison officials to stop the death penalty and overhaul the lethal injection cocktail after concerns it amounted to cruel and unusual punishment. since then, san quentin's death chamber has been rebuilt and the state adopted new regulation. the regulations have not been reviewed by a judge causing concern about legality. >> i think it's a great concern that a judge is that familiar with this issue is not willing to say let's just take a deep breath and take a look at it. this rush to execution makes no sense, considering the enormity and the irreversibility of what we do. >> brown is on death row for the 1980 rape and murder for a 15-year-old riverside girl. he is set to die on wednesday. >>> meg whitman and jerry brown will square off for the first time. no political commercials, just straight talk. we have a look from our sacramento station. >> a "los angeles times," usc poll shows jerry brown ahead by four percentage points
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Sep 23, 2010 6:00pm PDT
. >> that was one of the most devastating moments. they tore us apart. three different cells. i screamed all night long. that was when it hit me that we were in prison. >> shourd says they were in iraq's culture and there was nothing on their hike to indicate they were crossing to iran. shourd's mother was in the audience and they talked about their bond. >> there was only one day that i just gave up. i didn't get out of bed, didn't eat. just cried. didn't speak to the guards. i had to pick myself up and keep going for my mom and for everyone else that loved me and for god. that's what makes you not give up. shourd said she hopes that her fiance and friend will be released as well and added that she has no animosity toward iran's president and hopes to meet with him this week while he's in new york. >>> the clean-up has begun in san bruno. crews spent the day removing the rubble left behind from three of the 35 homes destroyed. workers sprayed the homes with water to prevent dangerous materials from entering the air. >> it's difficult. i mean, it's two weeks after the event and now, we are going i
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Sep 27, 2010 5:00am PDT
in the bay. >> per good monday morning and thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia cannon. >> i'm brent cannon and jennifer hill is taking a look at one the hottest days of the summer, but it's fall. >> hopefully the last really hot day of fall. we have seen cooler morning temperatures. this is a look at the 8:00 a.m. forecast. 62 degrees in oakland and 59 degrees in san rafael. take a look at my 12:00 more cast. 84 in san rafael and in fairfield and nor n livermore. very hot expected today, but i will tell you about the cool down. i know you have been watching the bay bridge. >> i want to remind you to check the calendar. we are looking at this right in the middle of this shot for about seven minutes and as we get ready, they cleared it. no delays here. san mateo bridge and no delays here either. off of 880 and the watch will be crowded in about 20 minutes and the volume will increase. back to you. >> new this morning, a bay area city is talking about doing away with toys in kids meals. the san francisco land use and economic committee will consider an ordinance today that would set nu
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Sep 27, 2010 6:00am PDT
affect his fate. an attorney filed an appeal after a u.s. district judge in san jose cleared the way for executions to resume. they have been suspended since 2006 when the death penalty was considered unusually cruel. the state overhauled the procedure and san quentin's death chamber has been rebuilt. the new regulations have not been reviewed by a judge causing concern. the 56 your old brown is on death row for the 1980 rape and murder of a 15-year-old riverside girl and slated to die on wednesday. >>> with more than a month to the november elections, tuesday night's debate between jerry brown and meg whitman will be critical. the latest poll has whitman and brown in a dead heat with 18% of voters still undecided. analysts say whitman has been making her case to voters for months now with costly tv ads. brown just started his ad campaign and may have a bigger challenge, especially with young voters. >> if you were born in the 70s or 80s, you have no knowledge of jerry brown as governor of california. no actual memory probably. >> analysts say brown has to reintroduce himself to vote
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Sep 27, 2010 6:00pm PDT
tell us about another for tomorrow, but we're going to kick things off with rob who's been tracking the numbers. really high in some spots. >> in this case, record melting numbers. we're in san jose in the shade and i can show you here that in the shade here after 6:00, we are still close to 87 degree. the numbers we saw today in term of high temperatures, quite surprising. let's take a look at the maps. the records broken today, santa cr cruz, 103. san francisco, that broke a record. san jose, 96. this is a classic case of high pressure taking warmer air inland. statewide, a new high in l.a. of 113 degrees. looking at the temperatures now, plenty of 90s. 103 in gilroy. no signs of a sea breeze, which is impacting the air qualifity. let's show you what you can expect in terms of the winds. we're waiting for sea breeze to pick up. it's just not there this evening. the wind slightly onshore. as you can see, the headlines we have tomorrow morning, we're going to get off to a warm start. mostly 60s. high temperatures soaring into the 100s. george joins us and it's not just the heat, but
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Sep 29, 2010 4:30am PDT
to start to cool us down. once that comes onshore we'll notice those temperatures getting much cooler. probably colder as we get towards the end of the week. noon temperature 74 fremont, 84 livermore and 64 in san francisco. >>> let's turn to mike starting off on the nimitz. >> surprise. something going on on the nimitz overnight. we had an accident right around high street. chp has just been notified they need to assist caltrans in picking some of the cones up northbound at 23rd heading through downtown but that means the construction zone there is clearing up. we'll take a look at more construction on the maps, eastbound 580 approaching the interchange, foothill to hacienda, one construction zone blocking two lanes there and another construction zone just as you're heading over towards pleasanton and livermore and more construction heading towards airway. those are picking up before 6:00 a.m. and the commute route westbound and that's not a problem right now. we'll follow the commute as it builds through the east bay. >>> this heat wave turning the commute into a sticky and uncomfor
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Sep 6, 2010 11:00pm PDT
of san francisco. we're using such a amount of resources because this individual decides to climb up the outside of a building. >> reporter: skyscraper man claims that was not a publicity stunt. but his team did post a press release on his website. he says he has another event planned for 9/11. it's not in the bay area. but he won't say where or what exactly he has planned. what do you think? is he calling attention to a good cause? or is he a public nuisance? logon to our website and post your comments. >> interesting take on it. thank you, vicki. >>> after that drama unfolded, old glory got a first-class folding, as you can see. san francisco firefighters, properly folding that american flag that skyscraper man put on the millennium building before they took the flag away. >>> happening now, a huge western wildfire, the burning down homes in colorado. 1,000 moments are evacuated in the foothills west of denver. nobody's been hurt. but an unknown number of houses have burned down, including four of firefighters battling the blaze right now. the terrain is steep and rocky. >>> summer
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Sep 16, 2010 5:00pm PDT
camera one man told us after searching for hours, he didn't find anything that he could keep. well, the people with red-tagged homes are facing the worst challenges. some work is still being done on the green-tagged homes where residents have been able to return. >> this lady here, the blast actually broke her window in the master bedroom and the soot carried throughout the house. >> reporter: serve pro is one of the countries pg&e is paying to go through these homes and remove the residue and scent left in these homes that could cause respiratory problems. these burned bits on the ground are pieces of paper, photos or chemicals that crews are picking up. public works is worried about what would happen to the ash and chemicals if weather forecasts are accurate and it actually rains this weekend. these bags filled with rocks are being placed around catch basins to filter out sediment and hazardous materials before they get washed into the bay. >> right here where we are, we're in the lowest location, so everything is going to run this way if it rains. >> reporter: now, the city of s
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Sep 26, 2010 8:00am PDT
are in the classroom? what reforms are working? and what can each one of us do to help? our discussion with around duncan, leading reformer and chancellor of washington, d.c. schools, michelle rhee, randi weingarten, president of the federation of teachers. and robert bobb, emergency financial manager of detroit and robert bobb, emergency financial manager of detroit public schools. captions paid for by nbc-universal television 0. >>> but first, to politics and the divided congress. what will republicans do in power? this week, republican leaders in the house unveiled their pledge to america, campaign manifesto that's the 2010 version of the gop's contract with america from 1994. the highlights -- extend the bush tax cuts, cut spending, and repeal health care reform. >> our pledge to america is that the republicans stand ready to get it done and beginning today. >> but the question is, are these new ideas or more of the same? here to debate that question among others, one of the architects of the republican pledge, the chairman of the house republican congress, representative -- representative mik
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Sep 14, 2010 6:00pm PDT
to explain that to us. >> reporter: the cpuc says yes pg&e will be asked to pass along any costs not covered by insurance, to you an me, the customer. that applies to cases of wildfires larger than an acre that burned a billing or home, and it would not apply in the case of this explosion. still, the idea is not going over well in the san bruno neighborhood as people here are just beginning to pick up the pieces after thursday's deadly explosion. the san bruno explosion, pg&e says the $992 million it has in insurance money will likely be enough to cover the cost of repair here, but the agency saw what happened in southern california during the '07 wildfires which ended up costing the utilities there $1 billion. >> pg&e, along with the southern california utilities, have requested that we be allowed to recover costs from wildfires that are not covered by insurance. >> reporter: but opponents say requiring the utilities to cover their own costs helps ensure they will be invested in inspecting and maintaining equipment to minimize risk. >> this is a matter of fundamental safety. >> they kicked
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Sep 29, 2010 7:00am PDT
. >>> but let us begin this morning with that strong storm system that's causing a lot of problems down in florida this morning. the weather channel's jim can torre is in ft. lauderdale. jim, good morning to you. >> reporter: and good morning to you, too, matt. we've already had about 1 to 3 inches of rain. we may see a few rainfall records slip by the wayside. the good news is, so far, that rain has come at a steady enough pace where it hasn't caused too many flooding problems. but that may not be the case this afternoon as the storm gets a little bit closer to us, maybe gets a little more organized. we could see more of that heavy rain move through. and it's really at the time of these rain bands where we get 1 to 2 inches of rain where we could see the street flooding, and that's what officials are telling people. watch out. when that water starts ponding on the roads and these pumps and canals can't handle all this, this is where we'll have tie-ups on a lot of these roadways. so far, so good. it hasn't been a heavy rain event so far that we can't handle it, but as we go on through t
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Sep 7, 2010 4:30am PDT
's back, vacation is over. >> i'm on. >> this is your busy season. >> take us away. >> construction is light overnight. that's good news. westbound 92, though, getting out of hayward, still overnight reroute heading you down to tennisson. no major issues for folks getting off the san mateo bridge. off the peninsula side, a clear view, but we expect more folks to hit the road. it's tuesday, heaviest volume for the week as well asholiday,e a lot of folks out there. >>> a daredevil scaled the millennium tower. police arrested the man f for trespassing after he got to the top and vicky nguyen spoke to him after his release from police custody. >> reporter: sporting blistered fingers and a smile on his face, dan good win said his climb to the millennium tower was his tribute to the year 2000. he scaled the world trade center in 1983, but a cancer diagnosis happened and then the 9/11 attacks. >> tremendous guilt. >> reporter: dan said 9/11 spurred him to research sky scraper safety and he wanted today's stunt to show the government -- >> they are stationed at the top of the building with
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Sep 17, 2010 7:00am PDT
anything. >> meredith. >> beth holloway's attorney is with us. >> hey, meredith. >> this came as a total surprise to you as well, she never told you she was going down to peru? >> she had already been down there a couple days before i knew she was there. >> why wouldn't she tell you? you're her lawyer. >> i've been her lawyer for five years. she knows i'm very cautious. i think she knew if she asked me what i thought, she might not like the response or ir would ask her to think about it a little more. >> you would have advised her not to do it? >> i think she made up her mind to do it and she didn't want to hear anything to the contrary. >> what did she tell you she was going to do there? what was she after? >> she said she went to see joran, she didn't give me any of the substance of what she was going to talk about, the purpose or how she was going to accomplish this, she just wanted me to know that she was down there so i could get her back if something happened. >> this is a maximum security prison, how did she get in there with a dutch television crew? >> i have no idea. >> you don'
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Sep 17, 2010 6:00pm PDT
's why one man told us today, that he is not letting any companies into his house until he has personally spoken to pg & e about them. another woman had an appointment with servepro and they didn't shoip. live, tracy grant, nbc bay area news. >> thanku, an e, & e documents sevealed there are fourunroe at hi ghri tsg or f aee wrehek or at nbca.ayre a line 132, the peipelin ieln s br or neliblbl.ew. line 1,13 south bay/sacramento delta. line 107o t livermore. line 108 runs to sacramento. >> emotional good by for a mother and daughter who died in the san bruno explosion. ♪ ♪ >> hundreds turned out for the funeral mass at a church in san francisco to honor jacqueline greg and her 13-year-old daughter. classes were chanced so students could attend. people spoke of their memories of the mother and daughter. >> who were jackie and genessa. jackie greg, beautiful mother, and loving wife. dead kate e dedicated, passional. strong, in fell gent. genessa, the epitome of innocence and love. a tour de force with character and personality. >> jacqueline's husband and eldest daughter were not home a
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Sep 29, 2010 5:00am PDT
morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> and i'm brent cannon. the time is 5:01. we want to check in with jennifer hill and take a look at still a pretty warm day but we're headed to the cooler section now. >> yes, finally we're sliding down and getting some cooler air coming into the region. also some reports of low clouds. yes, some clouds are back and high clouds down around santa cruz. 69 degrees the forecast temperature in oakland, 75 in santa rosa. 83 in fairfield. instead of the 90s happening at noon, they'll happen at 4:00. 94 in livermore, 80 in san rafael. san francisco getting the cooldown early with a 68-degree temperature and 75 in santa cruz. coming up we'll take a look at the weekend outlook. >> that's a pretty big change temperaturewise. we have a change on the roadway not quite so significant but a rolling traffic break starting around the coliseum heading up through downtown and ending by about 23rd, maybe up towards broadway because they're picking up cone zones on the northbound side. southbound side construction likely to pick up the next
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Sep 29, 2010 6:00am PDT
." >>> good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm brent cannon. >> and i'm laura garcia-cannon. we're headed into another hot one but parts of the bay area catching a little bit of a break. take a live look at the temperatures. 65 degrees at livermore, already heating up ahead of the sun. >> and we have today's heat covered from all angles. christie smith is live at the bart station in oakland where the heat is having a big headache for riders. first jennifer hill has good news on relief from the heat. >> as warm as it is in places like livermore this morning, temperatures are a little cooler than they have been. in fact some fog being reported across the san francisco bridge this morning and thankfully at noon instead of the 90s in the east bay it's going to be in the 80s. 90s inland, 60s for san francisco, 75 in santa cruz. i'll come back with a look at the seven-day forecast and it's looking much better. >> thank you very much, jennifer. well, the heat not only making it miserable outside but for commuters stuck in cars, trains or buses, it can be a rough one, kind of sticky. ch
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Sep 28, 2010 11:00pm PDT
the record straight. the candidates used their first meeting to define their governing strategy. >> if we are going to change the direction of the state, we're going to have to do it very differently. >> because you don't know how to run a private business, you can run government. >> reporter: whitman said spending a record $19 million of her own money to fund her campaign buys her negotiating power in sacramento, something she says brown won't have because unions are funding his campaign. >> putting jerry brown in charge of negotiating with the labor unions around pensions, around how many people we have in this state government is like putting count dracula in charge of the blood ba blood bank. >> reporter: brown was quick to point out he had the record of vetoing labor. and says whitman will reward her backers with tax cuts. >> i tell you the majority will get an immediate tax break from her key economic plan, which is to eliminate totally the california capital gains tax. >> immigration is a defining issue. >> we can't round them up and deport them like they did in eastern europe. we
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Sep 11, 2010 5:30pm PDT
but across the bay area. mr. hart also gave us an updated information just about the scene there. we learned that the crater is 167 by 26 feet wide. the depth is unknown. that is much larger than a previous estimate. the pipe itself was 28 feet long. that's the segment that blew out in the explosion. it apparently blew 100 feet. let's hear more of what mr. hart had to say just minutes ago. >> we do understand that the pipe was odorized which means it has an odor in it. that's part of our investigation to look into these allegations that we've heard that people were smelling this pipe and had reported smelling the pipe before this accident occurred. >> reporter: mr. hart right there was talking about allegations that people, residents who live near the explosion site made weeks before the explosion took place, that there was a smell of gas in the air. and he said that this pipe -- basically he said this is possible because this section of pipe was odorized or was mode to produce an odor if there was some kind of leak. he stopped short of saying thaed that he has verified those accounts. but t
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Sep 23, 2010 5:00am PDT
.w.a.t. team, but he's not cop. a suspect that uses a badge to burglarize victims. september 23rd on today in the bay. . >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia cannon. >> i'm brent cannon. we take a look at the forecast. >> the warm upstarts today. we are forecasting the temperatures to get up into the the 80s in the east bay. 60 no, sir san francisco and as we look at the forecast highs, expect to add another 15 degrees to those once we hit the weekend. the seven-day forecast is coming up. >> we are looking at the 60s and above there as well because of the freeway spees we are seeing with an easy drive. over the bay bridge, no wind advisory. it's still chilly, but keep that in mind and bring the jacket for now. we are looking at the rest of the maze. no problems for the approach, but off of highway 24, the bigger issue is the issue itself. >> developing news we are following and a tense moment for families forced out by a gas leak. it comes on the anniversary of the san bruno explosion. christie smith is live in orinda with the latest for us. good morning. >> good mo
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Sep 18, 2010 11:00pm PDT
. monty francis is in san bruno with the story for us. monty? >> this lawsuit is seeking class action status, right now only one homeowner is listed on this lawsuit. his attorney tells us, he's been contacted by at least a dozen other people who live in this neighborhood. >> steve dare lives in this house in san bruno, about a mile from the explosion site. his home was not damaged, but he was among those evacuated in the fire's wake. he's suing pg&e in san mateo superior court. the lawsuit seeks to change the way pg&e is managing its $100 million victim's fund. >> in an escrow account. it will no longer be part of pg&e's ability to determine who gets money, instead, it will be something for the court to decide with transparency. >> the lawsuit names dare and others as plaintiffs. it accuses pg&e for the explosion that killed four people and destroyed nearly 40 homes on september 9th. >> our estimated damages are 300 million to 500 million, depending how you look at, and what damages you include in this, obviously, the personal injury claims of themselves with the deaths are multiple m
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Sep 21, 2010 6:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: some of it goes to alcohol? >> most of it does. >> reporter: billy uses his disability to check to buy vodka. he is homeless and spends many of his nights in a sleeping bag at u.n. plaza. with the drinking often comes trouble are. >> in trouble, getting fights, yes. getting rolled over by the police. this is in my head here two months ago. i don't remember what happened. >> these are individuals that get picked up by paramedics, in the emergency room, back and forth. some people picked up multiple times a day. >> reporter: called the chronic inebriates, the top 225 of them are draining the city's resources at a cost of $13.5 million each year. that is why he is headed north to search for solutions. he is creating a program where homeless alcoholics live. medical supervision, meals and alcohol are free. dusty wants to create similar pretreatment housing here but he has already attracted many critics. >> i understand that there is some controversy about providing people with alcohol but the potential we can with stabilize people who are really falling through the contracts and cos
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Sep 23, 2010 11:00pm PDT
least afford it. get california working again-for all of us. >>> up next, bypassing the passport. how thieves are getting hold of your personal information, what you can do to protect yourself. >> making the grade. a bay area school is taking center stage in a new report. >>> and a popular bay area trail with an attack. who may be behind it all. good evening. >> take a good look at this photograph. police say the man in this sketch tried to rape a jogger on a popular trail. the woman out running in san jose when she found herself face to face with a would-be rapist. police have put a face on that man. nbc's vicky winn is live with more. what a frightening experience. >> reporter: she suffered scrapes and bruises but managed to fight off her attacker and get away. investigators are hoping someone recognizes the man in that sketch. they believe he may be the same person who raped another jogger last year. take a good look. this is the sketch of the suspect in sunday morning's attempted rape. flyers posted warn people to be aware of their surroundings after a jogger was attacked on the t
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Sep 17, 2010 8:00pm PDT
. >> and maybe a little unyou lucky in love? >> i think all of us girls are. >> one with of those who lindsay had loved was this man, matt mcduff. they dated from t2001 to 2006 ad traveled a lot together. >> she was a pretty driven girl. she was folks used on what she wanted to achieve. >> which was? >> she wanted a year, to do things with her life. >> we're not even definitely launching it it for about two weeks. >> lindsay's chosen year was real estate. she was following in the footsteps of her father. >> it was an industry in many ways that was best suited for her. >> she could sell ice in alaska. >> it wasn't selling for her. it was socializing. it was being lindsay. >> and as the end of 2007 approached, both 24-year-old lindsay and her business were beginning to blossom. lindsay was now living with a new boyfriend who was chasing many of the same dreams. his name was jason zaloe, a mortgage broker with a real estate license. what did you feel like when you were with her? >> alive. every time she would walk into a room you would know she was there. she was just always, always happy. >> and in
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Sep 28, 2010 6:00pm PDT
, both candidates will have to deliver on a variety of issues. students tell us what counts and what doesn't in this campaign and they tell us in their own words. >> i'd like to see them address the tuition fees because that's a big deal here. that's one thing i would like to see. >> i'm hoping to hear more about the budget cuts, so i'm hoping i'm going to hear more about how the budget's going to work into the uc system. sfwl i just want to hear something new because a lot of it to me has been the same mishmash. there hasn't been new ideas. i want to see something refreshing. i'm not swaying to either side. >> you should know this, that we will be televising our own debate on october 12th. it your chance to hear them talk. tom brokaw will moderate the debate in san rafael. the debate will begin at 6:30 and on our website as well. >>> the calendar says autumn, which frequently means summer in these parts as we know, but we don't expect this kind of heat. the bay area is in the heat wave. another day of record breaking temperatures. jeff ranieri is in the weather center with today's n
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Sep 11, 2010 6:00pm PDT
, the safety checks come too late. kimberly tere joins us to continue the coverage. she has the story of a family with a red-tagged home. >> reporter: this family, along with the others who have the red-tagged homes, it's just a waiting game. and there are more questions than answers at this point. they've seen where their home once stood. it's now just rubble. that photo in a local paper. ricardo and his son ran for their lives thursday right after they heard the explosion and saw the fire with just the clothes on their back, they went out their backyard. they had to climb fences and went through neighbors' yards to escape the fast-moving flames. their house is just a couple of houses down from where the pipeline exploded. they say they are grateful to be alive. right now, their main concern is their home. they have already filed a claim with their insurance company and came to today's town hall meeting to find out what resources may be available to them and what pg&e's position is in regards to helping their family rebuild. >> well, we want to know what will happen after this, you k
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Sep 16, 2010 7:00am PDT
protests in tehran, trying to exploited anger against the u.s. because of threats to burn the koran and the controversy over the proposed islamic cultural center near ground zero. president ahmadinejad, blames all this on what he calls a zionist conspiracy. >> translator: we believe there is a minority in the united states and they are zionists. they have no religion. they believe in no religion. >> there are jewish leaders working with muslim leaders to build the cultural center in new york city. there's no evidence of elite what you call zionists groups against it. fidel castro, your old friend, fi dell castro, criticized you for your comments about israel and -- >> translator: i need to talk, to speak. >> excuse me. >> translator: i think you should finish first, and then you should let me explain. >> speak. >> translator: what you see in islamic countries is what the people are against, that ugly behavior. they are not against the people of the united states, they are not against americans. >> we see no evidence that there is any such zionist con spour si. >> reporter: he was eq
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Sep 2, 2010 5:00am PDT
. coming up at 6:20. mike mcintyre will be here with us to talk about the start of the new season. want to hear what he has to say. >>> the san jose sharks could not beat him so they decide to join him. the newest goalie to join the sharks on the roster is a familiar face to hockey fans in the bay area. niemi killed the sharks in the playoffs and led the blackhawks to the stanley cup. he was solid. but now he will be with team teal. there is a deal to get him. it will be made official. details later on. beefing up things between the pipe there. >> getting ready all these sports changes. exciting. >> it is. >> we hope mike -- >> i'm getting the chicken wings ready. >> oh, chicken wings, yes. looking over here at highway 4. an incident that just popped up, chp reported just a few minutes ago, within the last ten minutes, an accident reports westbound at willow pass road. you will find slowing coming through pittsburg and bay point in the next few minutes because it's blocking two lanes. that's not good timing because this is about the time we typically see a slowdown through antioch. spee
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Sep 15, 2010 5:00am PDT
morning. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia cannon. >> and i'm brent cannon. the time now is straight up 5:00. >> time to get to rob with a look at our forecast for today. >> good morning to you. we have low clouds, even misty skies in parts of the bay area. san jose just main ly the low clouds. 58 degrees, northwest wind at 6. breakfast time everybody stuck with low clouds and they'll hang out on the coastline. san francisco about 65 today. 70 in oakland, 78 in san jose. big changes, though, showing up in your seven-day forecast. a look at that in a few minutes. with a look at your morning drive, here's mike. >> you showed a beautiful shot of downtown san jose. very little traffic downtown itself. getting there, we do have an incident northbound 101. we have a lot of construction going on. continuing for that repaving project on the capital expressway offramp. it's closed until 6:00 a.m. use tully road as your alternate until that's picked up at 6:00. keep that in mind. we have no major slowing throughout the southbound freeways. i'll show you sinole coming up. >>> cal graduate sarah
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Sep 21, 2010 11:00pm PDT
and beverage distributors who told me, quote, this is not a competitive issue for us. this motion has nothing in it for our protection. if one of our semis is on the highway heading to the retailers, how do we know if he's under the influence? plain and simple, the alcohol industry is trying to kill the competition. their mission is to drive people to drink. it's a heck of a coincidence. they are pedestridling a product is far more dangerous than marijuana. they say not to worry, that smokers are not necessarily shut-ins. >> that's to say that somebody who uses marijuana just oppositsits on the couch and is a pothead and therefore they don't leave the house. >> we'll get involved in this debate in the coming weeks before the election. in hollywood, i'm robert cavalsink. >>> the fight for the don't ask, don't tell policy is far from over. >> this isn't the end of this. we're going to continue to move on. we know we've been blocked procedurally. >> republicans voted unanimously against a major defense policy bill that included a provisional loug gays to serve openly in the military. tonight dem
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